My station posted banners on our facebook page, one each supporting the two football teams playing each other this weekend (one from our state, the other not), for our viewers to use leading up to the championship.
CUE the barrage of comments LAMBASTING us for “being in the pocket” of our state’s OTHER team, and biased against the team playing this weekend.
Calling us “pathetic” for posting a banner for fans of the team we’re playing against and mocking us by telling us to post banners for our competitor’s station.
A woman called and yelled at my producer for 15 minutes.
We repeatedly told them we had posted banners for BOTH teams, that if they had gone to our page they would have seen, and that we posted the home team banner FIRST, but nooOOooOoooOOoo.
HUNDREDS of people are flipping their LIDS over a FOOTBALL GAME and a perceived SLIGHT against their team.
IT’S FOOTBALL. IT IS FOOTBALL.
IT IS JUST A FRIVOLOUS PASTIME.
There is poverty, and sexism, and racism, and human rights violations occurring ALL OVER THE WORLD, and some of it is probably by a lot of the people posting this ignorant crap.
They threaten to never watch us again, and good riddance.